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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Admission to the University

Admission as a Transfer Student

Many degree programs within the colleges of the university have limited enrollment. Transfer applicants who meet UF minimum admission requirements will be referred to the appropriate college for an enrollment decision. Some colleges may require additional application materials. Refer to the appropriate major for specific admission requirements and information.

Transfer Student: Applicants who have earned at least 12 semester hours of credit following graduation from high school and who have not received a bachelor’s degree.

How to Apply: Transfer applicants must apply online.

When to Apply: Applicants should apply at least six months before the term they plan to enter. Applications can be submitted up to one year in advance. Application deadlines are posted on the university calendar, but transfer applicants should contact the college to which they intend to apply.
Note: In a number of programs, course sequence begins ONLY in the fall term of the junior year. An applicant who delays filing an application may not be able to furnish the necessary records in time for admission to the term desired.

Florida Public Community College Graduates Transferring to UF

CC Graduates: New students seeking to transfer directly to UF from a Florida public community college after receiving an Associate of Arts degree.
(All other transfer applicants and applicants for readmission should refer to 'Transfer Applicants Without AA Degrees.')

The university subscribes to the articulation agreement between the state universities and public community colleges in Florida: Any graduate of a state-approved Florida public community college is eligible for admission to a state university if the student has completed a university-parallel program and received the Associate of Arts degree.

The AA degree must have been awarded on the basis of

  • At least 60 semester hours of academic work exclusive of occupational courses
  • An approved general education program of at least 36 semester hours
  • A minimum 2.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) on all college-level academic courses, and
  • Completion of two sequential courses of foreign language in secondary school or 8-10 sequential semester hours at the postsecondary level, or documentation of an equivalent level of proficiency.

With an AA, Transfer Admission Consideration Requires:
Applicants who satisfy the following minimum requirements will be considered for admission at the junior level, if space is available.

  • A transcript from each institution attended, regardless of length of attendance or credit earned. Additional transcripts are required as soon as they are available for any work completed after applying to UF.
  • A minimum C average, as computed by the university. Any student who has failed to maintain a 2.0 GPA at another institution after completing the AA degree is not eligible for admission.
  • Regardless of the average earned, courses completed at other institutions must parallel the curriculum at UF.
  • Passing the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) or an approved alternative.
  • Applicants seeking admission to a program in teacher education must submit SAT or ACT scores to the Office of Admission as soon as possible after submitting an application.
  • Colleges with enrollment limits can require additional test scores. When other tests are required, the college will contact the applicant.
  • Some colleges may also require additional prerequisite courses not completed at the community college. These courses will not reduce the number of credits required for a degree at UF.

Transfer Applicants Without AA Degrees

Freshman or Sophomore Transfers (with fewer than 60 credit hours):
The number of spaces available for applicants transferring at these levels is extremely limited; few students will be accepted. Prospective transfer applicants are encouraged to remain at or to transfer to a Florida community college until the AA degree is completed.

Transfer Admission Consideration at the Freshman or Sophomore Level Requires:

  • Applicant must have been eligible for admission to the University of Florida as a beginning freshman (refer to admission as a freshman.)
  • Applicant must be in good standing and eligible to return to any institution attended. Any student who for any reason would not be allowed to return to an institution cannot be considered for admission to UF.
  • Applicant must have a C average or higher, as computed by the university, on all work attempted at each institution attended. No application is considered complete until the Office of Admission receives complete official transcripts of all undergraduate work.
  • Applicant must present a satisfactory conduct record. Regardless of other qualifications, an applicant who has experienced serious or continuing difficulty with school or other authorities because of improper conduct may find his or her application denied.

Junior or Senior Transfers (60 or more credit hours and no AA degree):
These applicants must satisfy the requirements listed above for freshmen and sophomore transfers (with the exception of the first item – admissibility as a freshman).

Transfer Admission Consideration at the Junior or Senior Level Requires:

  • A minimum of 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of acceptable college courses.
  • Transcripts verifying completion of the courses (or acceptable substitutes) required for admission by the college. An applicant lacking some prerequisites may be permitted to enroll and to complete these courses if all other requirements for admission are met and if recommended by the college; however, any 1000- to 2000-level courses taken to fulfill admission requirements will not reduce the number of credits required for a degree.
  • Applicants admitted ito a degree program who have not taken and completed the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) must complete it or its approved alternative satisfactorily.
        Applicants with fewer than 96 semester hours who are transferring from private colleges in Florida or from out-of-state colleges who have not taken the test must satisfy CLAST by the end of the first term of enrollment.
        Applicants with 96 or more hours of transferable credit must have satisfied the CLAST requirement before admission.
  • Applicants must have completed two sequential courses of foreign language in secondary school or 8-10 sequential semester hours at the postsecondary level, or document an equivalent level of proficiency.